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MSNBC
Jan 12, 2013 12:00am PST
in the nfl. good to have you with us, folks. thanks for watching. president obama says the country needs the take immediate action on gun violence. it looks like he'll get a comprehensive plan on his table next week. vice president joe biden held another round of meetings today on gun reform. today the meetings were with representatives of the video game industry. biden says the conversation was part of the administration's far-reaching approach. he says the country is looking for help from everyone. >> we know this is a complex problem. we know there is no single answer. and quite frankly, we don't even know whether some of the things people think impact on this actually impact on it or not. and so i want you to know you have not been, quote, singled out for help. >> over the past two weeks, the vice president's team has met with dozens of organizations and groups from around the country from a wide range of interests. the law enforcement community, the medical community, the child advocacy at risk youth groups have been involved, domestic violence and prevention community was in
Comedy Central
Jan 9, 2013 1:00am PST
armageddon. >> your religion will come under al tackth if obama is reelected, this country is over! [ laughter ] >> jon: i'm not sure what happened. i thought -- i -- i blacked out in the middle of that and woke up with an ak -- whatever this is. i'm sure i'll get letters about what this really is. which is plastic is what it really is. [ laughter ] it brings us back to the more direct issue of guns. >> gun control doesn't work. >> jon: or not. [ laughter ] i keep forgetting what else? >> we have a mental health system in this country completely and totally collapsed. >> jon: okay, okay. again, 100%. thank you, wayne lapeeer far bringing this up. the mentally ill live on the streets and are in prison. it's up to us to help them find proactive care. this is what we have to address. >> we have no national database of these lunatics. >> jon: or that. or that. [ laughter ] i was going to say compassionate total care of mental illness or lunatic database. although isn't that what the internet is? isn't that a national database. what would be the criteria for the lunatic database? what w
KRON
Jan 6, 2013 8:00pm PST
obama is expected to nominate republican chuck hagel as the countries newest defense secretary tomorrow. that's according to a senior administration official. the former senator and decorated vietnam war veteran is going to replace the retiring leon panetta. obama and hagel built a strong relationship during their time together in the u-s senate. over the next couple of weeks both obama and hagel will likely face a lot of questions on where hagel stands on many key issues as the country transitions into the future. >> president obama has signed a financial aid package. the congressional package for more funds will face tough scrutiny as it looks for more spending and debt. the bay area saw it's own days of damage after some brutal storms. this is video from our kron archive from more than 30 years ago. flooding damage nearly wiped out highway 9 in the santa cruz moutains and destroyed homes. officials worked to help minimize the flooding damage over the years but as you can see in video from 19-95. more floods! quite a flash back! but none of that in our future right brian? >>
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2013 3:00am PST
country. >> when president obama spoke, there were still 50,000 u.s. troops in iraq, and 50,000 stayed in iraq for another 14 months until everyone finally left the following december. december 2011. but when the mission changed from a combat mission to the train/advi train/advise/assist mission. it wasn't operation iraqi freedom anymore. it wasn't that same war. the way the war came to an end, and it was worth interrupting "wipeout" and "ncis" that night. and it was worth -- at least for me, flying out to baghdad for the historic ending as the combat mission ended. that was what happened on august 31 and september 1, 2010. and today, that's what president says will happen this spring in afghanistan, that same transition. in a surprise announcement, the president announced a newly spedup timetable for how the war will wind down in afghanistan. >> today, we agree that as afghan forces take the lead and as president karzai announces the final phase of the transition, coalition forces will move to a support role this spring. our troops will continue to fight along afghans when need
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 6:00pm PST
their country. >> when president obama spoke that night, there were still 50,000 u.s. troops in iraq, and 50,000 americans stayed in iraq after that night for another 14 months until everyone finally left the following december, december 2011. but when the mission changed from a combat mission to the train, advise, assist mission, then it wasn't operation iraqi freedom anymore. it wasn't that same war. it was the way that war came to an end, and that's why it was worth interrupting "wipeout" and "ncis" that night and all the other 8:00 p.m. programing. and that's why it was worth -- at least for me i thought it was worth -- flying out to baghdad to be there for that historic ending as the combat mission ended. that was what happened on august 31st and september 1st, 2010. and today that's what the president said is going to happen this spring in afghanistan, that same transition. in a surprise announcement, the president today announced a newly sped-up timetable for how the war is going to wind down in afghanistan. >> today we agreed that as afghan forces take the lead, and as presid
SFGTV2
Jan 11, 2013 7:00pm PST
than one election cycle to bring about fundamental change in this country. it will take wind at the back of the president and political system to bring about change. president obama -- this is not a political time when roosevelt lived in. the labor movements are not as strong. today there was a story about the tea party move -- losing its mojo. we're seeing overreach that has led people to this tipping point moment where millions of people have said enough. the obscene inequality in this country colliding with downward mobility that people feel in their gut, they see it among their family and friends. that has led to this moment where there is the possibility of space. organizers can move into it. we could see some real change. it will not come about through just one leader. >> it helps to have a leader who is effective. >> in traveling with the book, i am reminded about what candidate obamas said when he said i am a were shocked -- rorshack. people bring to him their views of the country, their anger and pain. feel he has done what he could in a system where you have a republican p
KCSMMHZ
Jan 11, 2013 2:30pm PST
, and confirmation french troops are on the ground to support the west african countries. what's after talking with his afghanistan counterpart, president obama says they will take a support role in afghanistan this spring. >> it is election time in germany and the chancellor's competition's popularity plunges. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> hollande has announced the french troops have gone on an intervention in mali. this came a request for help out to the west african's country's president. >> they're continuing their drive southward. they already control two-thirds of the former french colony. >> they are on advance. they are now threatening to take this out as well. they are reported to have overrun the strategically important town in central mali. the army has so far been unable to recapture it. as the year grew that they could establish a safe haven for as long as the militants, there was growing pressure for assistance and now france has started military operations. >> french army forces gave their support this afternoon to units in m
LINKTV
Jan 7, 2013 7:00pm PST
>> these two leaders have dedicated their lives to protecting our country. i urge the senate to confirm them as soon as possible. >> that may be easier said than done as barack obama names the man he wants to run the cia. cleaning up the mortgage massive 2000 aid. u.s. banks agreed to settle billions of dollars worth of compensation claims. challenging china's new leadership, a journalist protest over censorship in her rare public display of dissent. -- in a rare public display of dissent. the u.s. president has nominated two key allies to top jobs in his new administration. chuck hagel will become the first former soldier to hold the post of secretary of defense. john brennan would become the new head of cia. both appointments have to be approved by the u.s. senate. nominations have already caused controversy. >> president obama is putting the finishing touches to his national security team. introducing the man he wants to lead the pentagon and cia. >> these two leaders have dedicated their lives to protecting our country. i urge the senate to confirm them as soon as possible.
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 7:00pm PST
have a legacy that changed the country. obama was the first black president. that in itself is such an accomplishment that he will always, always be remembered for. >> and he stopped two wars, and the whole question of finance reform on wall street and health care. he has done some concrete things. i think -- the reason i raised teddy roosevelt, a lot of people can say he was more of a character than a transforming president. i can name literally things that president obama has done. now, i'm trying to say if teddy roosevelt is the measure, i think it strengthens the case for obama. >> well, reverend, i would love to ask you if you would pick one republican on mount rushmore, who would it be? >> we're only on another nine minutes, i need time. >> i think that eisenhower is a good example, he changed our country, but if you were to ask obama if he would rather have his face on a mountain or be remembered in the hearts and minds of americans, i am pretty sure he would take the latter. we don't really live in a society where we would want to put our face on a mountain. >> but if you ha
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 11:00pm EST
administration with president obama, our country is at a crossroads. we need i think our leaders to hold people accountable and to stick up for working families. the poor and the elderly. they have given enough. we can get more revenue. we just have to have the guts to do it. we don't need our leaders to stand in front of big donors and not have the guts to make the decisions of what's right for america. the folks that have to pay more are the bush era tax cuts. those recipients in my opinion. we can get more out of them. and of course it's all about the loopholes, isn't it? well, how are we going to change tax policy? washington if we can't get anything passed in the senate? the entire lynchpin to the 113th is going to be what is harry reid does with changing the rules for the filibuster. then we can move to get to these tax loopholes that has helped the wealthiest americans in this country. it's all about ideology. what do you believe in? do you believe the lower 80% of americans should actually serve up a little bit more to make this thing right? because we never paid for the wars in
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 2:00pm PST
washington. let me start tonight with president obama, this country's commander in chief. start with that fact, will you? it's his job to defend this country. and he's done a pretty good job of doing it, don't you think? well, the commander in chief said today he wants a former vietnam enlisted guy to be his secretary of defense, a guy who can't walk through an airport metal detector and not get reminded of the shrapnel he took in that sad but heroic american war. the president wants chuck hagel in that post because he thinks like him and has proven he's got the brains to protect this country. hagel long ago proved he's got the heart. don't you think? i don't hate the people trying to stop the president from picking this guy for the job he needs done at the pentagon, but i do recognize their tactics. they're the same ones they used to push the war in iraq. they say they don't like something he said hagel did 14 years ago about a gay man being put up for ambassador. i don't like it either, but, a, it was 14 years ago, and, b, i don't think it's got anything to do with why the hawks are opp
FOX
Jan 6, 2013 10:00am PST
debting. they should ask for pro growth measures. president obama is not going to do entitlement reform . not going to be tax reform. what could republicans ask for that would be good for the country. delaying obama care for a year and energy policiless. there is tactical thing that is would have some democratic support giving the government ability to issue more bonds. >> john: one thing, charles that was not talked what are we doing to drate jobs in in - create jobs in the country? >> as nined the restoration . old rate is contractionary for the economy and not good for the jobs. in my view it had to be reinstated. and the administration treated it as a concession and privately they were willing to accept all along . so yeah. there was contraction built in this the fiscal cliff keel-- deal. the big variable of what is about to happen is it the republican position. what is it going to be. nina is exactly right. the president is adept and enthusiastic of exploiting their differences. in that context, it is amazing to me how the republicans have so many differences . before we have intel
FOX News
Jan 12, 2013 11:00am PST
him to the left of president obama's own stated positions when it comes to countries like iran. >> paul: really? >> well, i guess a lot of people would say, well, fine, this reflects these choices reflect president obama's world view. he won the election, shouldn't he get those choices? >> well, perhaps, except that his world view includes, i'm convinced, the idea that spending on defense has got to fall and that that money has to be reprogrammed into domestic spending. the defense budget is 600 billion dollars more or less and post war, 5% of gdp and conservatives argue it should now be about 4% of gdp. i think that chuck hagel's job is to start pushing that number downward and that's because barack obama wants it to fall after iraq, after afghanistan and then the democrats want for 25 years to spend that money on domestic education and energy. >> and of course the europeans discover you can only take so much money from defense and put it into the entitlement. >> they believe that. >> and eventually you end up bankrupt and defenseless. the europeans can afford that because the
FOX News
Jan 6, 2013 8:00am PST
tend and defend the basket case that he calls a country? >> jamie: president obama's preparing to take a second oath of office and working on his domestic agenda. immigration reform -- at top of the list? what does the president hope to accomplish? is there enough political will to get it done? we have the president of the federation for american immigration reform and the former director of the immigration reform law institute, fan cisco hernandez is an immigration law attorney. welcome to both of you. >> glad to be here. >> jamie: i hate to talk too lawyeresque for viewers. we will break down the immigration reform if we can. is it an issue that came up enough so far in the obama administration? >> it's a huge issue because he promised it in the first term and he wasn't able to pass it. but this is an issue that as a result of the last election, everybody from long island to michigan state, all of my friends on the left and the right agree we have to do manage. just not that long ago, we were passing laws laws that contradid federal laws. this is the right timing to get this don
FOX News
Jan 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. >> president obama agreed with senator hagel in 2007. >> this continues to be a disastrous foreign policy mistake. we are now confronted with the question, how do we clean up the mess and make the best out of a situation in which there are no good options. >> are we going to continue to invest in american blood and treasure at the same rate we are doing now? >> the troops largely allowed the u.s. military to turn the war around and end the war in iraq for good in december of 2011. today the president said that his views were shaped in vietnam. >> when his brother was injured by a mine, chuck risked his life to pull him to safety. to this day he bears the scars from battles he fought in our name. >> in 2008 he traveled to afghanistan, iraq, kuwait and jordan with then candidate obama and went toe to toe defending him against the presidential nominee john mccain. >> i think john is treading on very thin ground here. >> his views remain an open wound for this freshman congressman who served in iraq and afghanista
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 12:00am PST
shooting started an emotional debate over guns and school security in our country. it's fair to say the murder of 20 first graders and seven adults struck fear into the hearts of parents across this country. some of the parents, including president obama, called for tougher gun restrictions. the nra proposed a different solution, arm teachers, more security at schools. gun clubs claim hundreds of teachers are applying for free weapons training. 200 people showed up for this class outside salt lake city, utah. not all of the people who took the course are teachers, but some are. one of them is with us tonight. i'm janed this evening by carolyn kane, a grade school teacher in utah county, utah, who teaches special education in kindergarten to the sixth grade. carolyn, great to have you with us tonight. the newtown shooting, did it have a profound effect on you to bring you to this conclusion? >> absolutely. getting a concealed/carry permit is something i thought about for quite a while. but when i was watching the news and listening to the teacher stories, i couldn't help but put myself i
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 11:00pm EST
during obama's time in office, with the white house authorizing attacks in at least four countries -- afghanistan, pakistan, yemen and somalia. it's estimated that the cia and the united states military have undertaken more than three hundred drone strikes and killed about 2500 people. it's clear we have yet to understand the full impact of the country's drone war. one former obama security adviser calls the use of drone counterproductive. use of drones counterproductive, that is. and retired general stanley mcchrystal who championed use of drones in afghanistan is now advising caution. he says what scares me about the drone strikes is how they are perceived around the world. the resentment created by the use of american unmanned strikes is much greater than the average american anticipates and appreciates. they are hated on a visceral level, even by people who have never seen one or seen the everythings of one. yet earlier this week, the president nominated a man widely viewed as the administration's drone warrior to head the cia. obama counterterrorism adviser john brennan has ma
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 8:00pm EST
impact of the country's drone war. one former obama security adviser calls the use of drone counterproductive. use of drones counterproductive, that is. and retired general stanley mcchrystal who championed use of drones in afghanistan is now advising caution. he says what scares me about the drone strikes is how they are perceived around the world. the resentment created by the use of american unmanned strikes is much greater than the average american anticipates and appreciates. they are hated on a visceral level, even by people who have never seen one or seen the everythings of one. yet earlier this week, the president nominated a man widely viewed as the administration's drone warrior to head the cia. obama counterterrorism adviser john brennan has made the legal case for targeted killings. some are now expressing concern over brennan in charge of the cia. and scott horton of harper's magazine reports "and the drones are just the beginning of it. the cia has its toe there, but we're going to see the cia probably take a very prominent role in robotic warfare." i'm joined
FOX News
Jan 7, 2013 8:00pm PST
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KRON
Jan 12, 2013 7:00am PST
will remain in a support role. but obama says that the u.s. war in the country will be over by next year. >> for a second day, protesters and pakistan are using the bodies of people killed in an explosion to block a main road. the protesters are demanding better security in the wake of thursday's attack. twin blast near a bill is called in the southwest city inketta killed 86 people. that includes children, police, a journalist and rescuers who pressed to respond to the first attack. police believe a nearby security checkpoint was the intended target. shee-ite protesters say that date will keep the bodies in the roadway until the country's army and dismisses the city's poor been sealed government. >> people in the chinese capital city of bay-jing are being warned to stay indoors today because of air pollution. there is considered good to breathe when levels of particulates are at 50 or below. chinese scientists say that right now the air quality in many parts of bay-jing is now the air quality in many parts of bay-jing is fluctuating look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse
KOFY
Jan 6, 2013 9:00pm PST
vietnam, served in this country as united states senator. >> and president obama is about to lose his treasury-secretary. tim geithner is the last original member of his economic team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by the end of february the treasury will lose the power to pay america's's bills and across the board cuts kick in march 1st and the government will run out of all control fund buying the end of march. jack lew is expected to inherited those headaches and president obama has promised quick action on joe biden's proposals for new gun control laws following the school shootings in connecticut. >>> the vice president's plan could be bogged down. a task force led by vice president biden is devising legislation to reform gun control laws. "washington post" reported that it could be background checks and set up a national database to track gun sales and make it harder for the mentally ill to purchase guns. these are still justroposals being considered. >>> all right, leigh glaser is check in the forecast. >> kind of clear out there tonight. we do have some very den
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
obama team is serious about changing the way we handle guns in this country. ahead of today's key meeting, the nra vice president -- ahead of today's meeting with the nra, vice president biden assured the country, action is on its way. >> there's got to be some common ground here to not solve any problem, but to diminish the probability of what we've seen in these mass shootings. >> there's a real tight window to do this. i've committed to him. i could have these recommendations to him by tuesday. >> recommendations hit the president's desk in five days. now is the time to get this done. the vice president recalled the recent tragedy as the driver for change. >> in all of my years involved in munitions, there has nothing that has peeked the consciousness of the american people, there is nothing that has gone to the heart of the matter more than the visual image people have of little secure kids riddle ed riddled, with a stray bullet, but riddled. i'm not sure i can guarantee this will never happen again, but even as the pthd said, if what we do saves one life, it makes sense. >> a
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 11:00am PST
all day and i want your incite. obama needs some binders of women. about all of the white guys, what a shame. not an outrage but a shame. a face of power that president obama has chosen to present to the country and the world with his second term cabinet pick is striking except for the african-american president at the top of the pyramid for its retro look, white and male. it's mad men goes to washington except peggy is leaving. i will pose this question that everyone asked today, as well. if mitt romney was selected or elected president and that was the picture of his cabinet, what would be the reaction? >> well, i think we know what the reaction would be. we know what the arguments that were made against mitt romney during the campaign. some of the similar language you see route marcus using in that editorial about "mad men." a 1950s version of america that people sort of accuse mitt romney of having. in some ways, i think if you look at that photo, it sort of suggests the same thing with all of those men as counselors to the president. valerie jarrett there and striking that
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 9:00pm PST
their country. >> when president obama spoke that night there were still 50,000 u.s. troops in iraq and 50,000 americans stayed in iraq for another 14 months until everyone left the following december. december 2011. when the mission changed from a combat mission to the trained advised mission then it wasn't operation iraqi freedom. it was the way that war came to an end an that's why it was worth interrupting wipeout and the other 8:00 p.m. programming. that's why it was worth flying out to baghdad to be there for that historic ending as the combat mission ended. that's what happened on august 31st and september 1st, 2010. today that's what the president said is going to happen this spring in afghanistan. that's same transition. the president announced a newly sped up timetable for how the war will wind down in afghanistan. >> today we agree that as afghan forces take the lead and as president karzai announcing the final phase of the transition, coalition forces will move to a support role this spring. starting this spring our troops will have a different mission. training, advicin
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 1:00pm PST
that level of carnage or worse every single day across our country. one week from today president obama will take the oath of office for his second term, and unless we take action during those four years some 48,000 americans will be killed with guns. >> perhaps sensing that grave urgency, the president said he received vice president biden's gun violence task force's reg recommendations today, one day earlier than planned, and he said he'll announce more details later in the week. let's get right to our panel. with us from washington msnbc political analyst karen finney, and democratic strategist julian epstein. karen, if i might begin with you, the president of the nra, david keene, says an assault weapons ban would never make it through congress and that any limits on high capacity ammunition clips would also fail and larry pratt h executive director of the gun owners of america, says background checks are a complete waste of time. so why don't we all now go home and look forward to the next mass shooting. >> yeah. we might as well. you know what? and while we're at it let's gi
FOX Business
Jan 7, 2013 8:00pm EST
the country changing more barack obama's way? >> i think it is changing to this extent, that is that people do not realize, and unfortunately the republicans did not rebut what the period said when he said things like the rich are not paying their full share, as we pointed out they are paying more than their share, but nobody pointed out the facts on the other side. there is one big difference between the two presidents, that is ronald reagan always toi tole truth. neil: you have to wonder with a president who is set on not going far in spending cuts, and ascertaining more tax hikes, what the environment will be like in washington, especially with a lot of republicans they seem to be running scared. >> that is where just as mayor giuliani said, the republicans should not run scared, they should tell the truth, and get the facts out to the people. >> jim: but they are not doing it. >> they are not doing it. maybe the mainstream media is ignoring them, this is a simple message, if you want to government to grow at the rate it is growing, and you are okay with this big government you se
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 1:00am PST
barack obama will harm the country in pure pursuit of his ideological agenda. warming up in the bullpen as >> bill: interest is a chance president obama will press his ad vantage after being reelected and try to take the country as far as left he can if the president democrats go for tax increases on businesses and affluent all hell is going to break loose and folks are going to get hurt. everybody knows that with us is juan williams and mary katharineham. if you were advising the president take look what we got and look at reform in entitlements, that's what you would say to him, wouldn't you. >> he has got to look at reforming entitlements. that's part of the legacy is he trying to build, bill. i think it's very important for him to look at spending at part of this package. but let me just tell you, i don't care he is an idealogue. i don't think he is any far left winger as you apparently do. i think? this guy is a brag pragmatist. he has won two majorities of the american people and you don't do that if you are far left or far right in this country. >> bill: i don't know. we
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 10:00pm PST
president obama should be added to mount rushmore. angela says i welcome it. right next to lincoln would be perfect. denise says he deserves it. he's done so much for this country. samantha says leave rushmore as is. obama desempbs his own monument. we've got more on the rushmore debate coming up in the show. but, first, we want to hear from you. tell us what you think. please head over to facebook and search politics nation and like us to join the conversation that keeps going long after the show ends. it smells worse, and it can happen any time -- to anyone! like when i ran to catch the train to work and a draft blew my skirt up and everybody here saw my unmentionables. yeah, and they aren't even cute. hello, laundry day. no... stress sweat can happen to anyone, anytime -- and it smells worse than ordinary sweat. get 4x the protection against stress sweat. introducing new secret clinical strength stress response scent. ♪ introducing new secret clinical strength stress response scent. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 3:00pm PST
think eisenhower is a good one. really changed our country. but if you were to ask obama if he would rather have his face on a mountain or be remembered in the hearts and minds of americans, i'm pretty sure he would take the latter. >> president obama always thought of himts in a big way and aspired to be thought of in a big way. jodi character says about how, you know, he always set his sights high. he says just two years after arriving in the senate, he spoke about becoming one of the greatest presidents who would heal the country's divisions, address his most critical problems and turn americans into a hopeful, new direction. that is a noble thing to aspire to. >> of course it's a noble thing to aspire to. he was clearly trying to do those sort of things. that's the sort of person he is. he's had people distracting him and saying we're going to run the other way. we're going to make sure that you don't get another term and these sorts of things. he is trying to find that kind of ground. we would hope that he's being noble for looking for it. >> but abbey lincoln had to face a lot
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 8:00pm PST
about obama's agenda to socialize the country before the election. now, rose marie, you and the guy from minneapolis are the same mindset. a fair and precise poll, 80% of the factor said that. i did not use words socialism as facts, because that's an opinion. betty santos, albuquerque, new mexico, where does it all end. we have military people coming back home with serious injuries and the taxpayer is being forced to pay a million dollars to give a convicted killer a sex change operation in prison. i am shocked and disgusted. totally the correct reaction, betty. this is crazy and irresponsible and massachusetts, the big problem up there with that kind of nutty stuff. brian mathews, garden city, new york, bill, i served in iraq with the marines and 2nd battalion. respect your patriotism, looking forward to seeing awen miller in wesbury june 1st, i am going to send you passes to meet us. and nokia, washington d.c., april 26th and finally one week from tonight at the hard rock in broward county, florida and taking questions from the audience. that will be fun. billoreilly.com. i have a doct
SFGTV2
Jan 11, 2013 7:30pm PST
role to play in a country rich in the land grant colleges, highways, bridges. i understand the bridge out here is about to be built. i am all for infrastructure. >> obama in a way has to be the luckiest politician. if you look at the republican lineup -- [laughter] it is like michael dukakis in an oversized tank hat. >> the idea that newt gingrich is now at the top of the heap. >> you do not want to be the top because they get shot out. >> it is seems like anybody but romney. >> herman cain is a breath of fresh air. [laughter] >> i am not going to reassess him as he reassesses his campaign. >> herman cain is fabulous. >> newt gingrich -- i am going to get serious on you. newt gingrich is an error lobbyist -- uber lobbyist. barney frank talk about michele bachmann. he also called out newt gingrich and said he held him responsible for the demonization of opponents that has contributed to the atmosphere we live in today. i do think he came into the house. he slashed all of the caucasus and civility. we are seeing this. this is a man who a few days ago talked about education reform in the
NBC
Jan 10, 2013 11:00pm EST
colombia. agents were in the country preparing forresident obama's visit last april. two dozen secret service employees and military service members have been implicated in the scandal. the report says the dea agents should not face criminal charges. >> we know it's going to get warm over the weekend, or at least we're hoping it is. but before that, doug tells us there's something else coming our way that we need, right, doug? 'll. >> that's for sure. something we haven't needed in a couple of weeks. actually the umbrellas may actually be needed. we need to see the rain. i think we'll see a little bit during the day tomorrow. but in the next couple of days, could be a lot of rain in the forecast. lying temperatures today, just gorgeous. 57 with abundant sunshine. today was a beautiful day. 59 in fredericksburg, 52 for a high in gaithersburg, 54 in leesburg. just a beautiful afternoon. friday, however, i don't think will be anything near what we saw out there. expect cooler temperatures and rain to begin to make its way in here. i show you when the best chances for rain are. plus just
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Jan 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
country. president obama says he signed the ndaa's renewal despite his objections to the guantanamo provisions. in a signing statement, he said the president has constitutional power to override these restrictions. he made a similar kind any signed last year's version of the bill, but still not delivered on promises to close guantanamo. it was four years ago this month, just after his first inauguration in 2009, the president obama vowed to close the prison no more than a year later. >> in order to affect the proper disposition of individuals currently detained by the department of defense at guantanamo, and promptly to close the detention facility at guantanamo consistent with a national-security and foreign- policy interests of the united states and interest of justice, i hereby order. we then provide the process whereby at guantanamo will be closed no later than one year from now. >> four years later, 166 and remain locked up at the prison, 86 of them have been cleared for release. this week marks the 11th anniversary of the arrival of the first prisoners at guantanamo bay. all o
FOX News
Jan 12, 2013 9:00am PST
. >> president obama and karzai endorsed the idea of opening a taliban political office in the country of qatar to encourage them to work th us and not against us. >> thank you, molly very much. >> the great gun debate continues as vice-president biden wraps up his task force. joining us is the radio talk show host. welcome to the two of you. great to have you here today. >> wooltalk at what is in play right now. do you expect the white house is imposing ex-- executive orders? >> i don't know. i can't read their minds. i can understand the temptation. it is sensible andent and things that will not pass either of the houses of congress . it is fempting to want to do it by the mangic hand. i don't think that would be unpopular with that. but in congress, it is a constitutional battle for the ages and so bring it on. >> lessly, when it comes to executive orders, a lot of people would be upset if the white house doesn't go through congress. >> i don't think there would be a executive order. but i disagree as to the response in the house and senate. whether there are people buying guns or ammu
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
. let's play "hardball." >> good evening. let me start tonight with president obama. this country's commander in chief. start with that fact, will you? he's done a pretty good job of doing it, don't you think? well, the commander in chief said today he wants a former veelt nam enlisted guy to be his secretary of defense. a guy who can't walk through the airport metal detector and not get reminded of the shrapnel he took. the president wants chuck hagel to be in that position. hagel long ago proved he's got the harlt. i do recognize their tactics. they're the same ones they used to push the war in iraq. they say they don't like something he said, hagel did, 14 years ago about a gay man being put up for ambassador. i don't like it either, but, a, it was 14 years ago, and, b, i don't think it's got anything to do with why the hawks are opposing him. since when is the right wing of this country so caring for gay rights? as bill clinton would say, give me a break. and this isn't about israel's security any more than it's about ours. the right wants a hawk at defense for all occasions. so
FOX News
Jan 10, 2013 11:00pm EST
usama bin laden is and he is in the other country. we just go in and we just kill. >> bill: reasonable people know mr. moore is is a fanatic and what he says really doesn't matter. but president obama does believe that america is a flawed country and it is his duty to correct those flaws. that's why we're not seeing much give in the president's position on government spending. he doesn't want to cut social programs. he doesn't want to reform entitlements. that's clear. when you say hey, mr. president, have you run up nearly $6 trillion in debt in four years, mr. obama doesn't seem to care. he has borrowed more money than every president combined up until bush the younger's first year in office. think about that. think about that. one president borrowing more than 43 presidents combined. next up, after gun control is borrowing even more money. next month, congress will be asked again to raise the debt ceiling. most republicans will oppose that acting for definite spending cuts before more borrowing. does the president care? >> the only viable option here is congress to fulfill -- that c
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Jan 7, 2013 11:00am PST
daily beast" writes, quote, obama isn't captain liberal. he's the president and liberal pundits up in arms about the fiscal cliff deal seem not to recognize the difference. obama is the head of a country. michael is here to join us now. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you, tamron. >> you bring up entitlements and eventually will be addressed here but the fiscal cliff deal, a lot of people -- well, some progressives, anyway, feel they were given is short end of the stick. >> i think if you make a list of the things that obama got out of that deal and things that the republicans got out of that deal, obama's list is a lot longer. you know, he got the tax increases, not the tax increases he wanted exactly, it's true. but he got the unemployment extension which the republicans didn't even insist got paid for as they say an offset. $30 billion of extra spending of unemployment and that's a big went and other things. the republicans didn't get very much at all. you know, certainly, that's an obama win. >> when you write in your article that he's not captain liberal. who are th
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 10:00pm PST
more a gimmick. but by 2016 there have been eight years of obama's cool, collected presidency and that is what the country wanted in 2008 after eight years of shoot from the hip presidency with bush. people might be ready from something that is calmer than the sort of neither was for obama's in control nature that helped launch him to the presidency in 2008. >> i want to listen to something that was said yesterday in the state of the state address he said things that could lay the ground work for him having to run against joe biden and hillary clinton. his issue was assault weapons control. and he also talked about women's issues. let's listen to that. >> maybe it's a man's world. but it is not a man's world in new york. not anymore. we are going to pass this women's equality act and change the life for my daughters and your daughters and your sisters and your nieces and your wife and your significant other and every person in this room. every person in this room. and we are going to do it this year. >> and karen, he may also try to prevent a woman hillary clinton from becoming the fir
FOX News
Jan 6, 2013 12:30pm PST
with mostly scorn at the democrats and republicans in terms of the middle of the country that feels anti-congress . not all that keen on president obama either it is a pretty good position. >> she - on he does have to run for reelection. >> the decision to delay the vote to make sure the money was well spent. bill kristol defended it. >> it is indefensible and we talk about well spent money, shut down the entire congress. come on, it was a political move and there was a response to a political move that was genuine not only by chris christy but pete king who said the same thing. disaster money should not be politicized. >> the point, justin critics of the bill said it was not all disaster relief. >> let it go to the floor. the speaker had an open vote and he could have done it here and they had the vote to pass it >> media mean seems to be that the gop was out of touch and divided. many judy , agree with that. was that the way the headlines were casting this thing. >> it is politics and from the headlines it was all politics and not substance. it was political. jim said it works for
CNN
Jan 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
. outfront tonight, who's calling the shots? president obama or hamid karzai? obama's mixed messages as to when american troops might come home from the country's longest war in afghanistan raise more questions. here's what president obama said today after meeting with karzai in washington. >> we've already reduced our presence in afghanistan to roughly 66,000 u.s. troops. i've pledged we'll continue to bring our forces home at a steady pace and in the coming months i'll announce the next phase of our drawdown. a responsible drawdown that protects the gains our troops have made. >> in the coming months, the decision on troops is months away. all right, let's rewind one month. here's what defense secretary leon panetta said then. >> the size of that enduring presence is something that the president is going to be considering over the next few weeks. >> next few weeks, not months. he said that over a month ago. how about two months ago? speaking of the troop count decision, secretary panetta told reporters in november, my hope is we'll be able to complete this process in the next few weeks.
CNN
Jan 13, 2013 2:00pm PST
recommendations to president obama on how to reduce gun violence in this country. a ban on assault weapons likely to be among those proposal. new york senator charles schumer today asked walmart and other retailers to stop selling those guns voluntarily. >> hard to believe that walmart, the nation's largest retailer is being so irresponsible and i would hope people wouldn't go to walmart if they insist on this attitude. >> the national rifle association president, david keene, said washington is to blame for the buying frenzy at gun shows. americans are afraid that president obama will chip away at the second amendment. you will hear more of what the nra president had to say today on cnn's "state of the union" with candy crowley. and that will be coming up. >>> tomorrow marks one month since the school massacre in newtown, connecticut a town hall has been scheduled for tomorrow and resident he is today are meeting to discuss what to do with the sandy hook elementary school which now stands vacant. cnn national correspondent, susan candiotti is in newtown. susan is there any consensus among
KCSMMHZ
Jan 10, 2013 6:00am PST
. the job market and overall economic situation remain grim mainly in countries receiving bailouts. here are the latest market figures. >>> u.s. president barack obama will hold talks at the white house on friday with his afghan counterpart hamid karzai. patchari raksawong joins us with more details. >> reporter: the two leaders have to answer the key question of how many u.s. soldiers will remain in afghanistan after combat troops withdraw by the end of 2014. afghan citizens have reacted angrily to a suggestion that washington might bring all its forces home. some say that would mean a return to civil war. a white house official said on tuesday that the u.s. would consider a complete pullout from afghanistan. the official said the so-called zero option is one of the scenarios being considered. the announcement prompted dismay back in afghanistan. >> translator: if all u.s. troops leave afghanistan after 2014, it will be civil war again. we experienced civil war in the past and it will happen again if all the troops go home. >> it's a kind of political game, probably they may like to sho
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 10:00am PST
the free riding problem where president obama is free riding on security, and not moving governments forward to get other stake holding in the rest of the country. i think the president has moved that security blanket in part to change the dynamic in the region. he is also committed to rebalancing attention on asia, and he is taking military forces out should they be needed for iran and other matters. this is a very shrewd, smart move that i think the wlous is making. >> now, what we're seeing here, as well, is that they -- we just -- we're told that there's a two-minute warning. they do not want to remain there, but they're not willing to acknowledge, nor should they, given the sensitivities and the pain and suffering and the horrific loss on all sides. those 30,000 marines were exposed to, you know, grievous harm, and many lives were lost, and it didn't do what the generals had hoped for. >> that's not something they will ever acknowledge because it delegitimatizes the loss of those people. you may get a faster transition from a purely political perspective, this is what the obama
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 10:00am EST
. "not an outrage, but a shame. the face of power that president obama has chosen to present to the country and the world with his second term cabinet picks is striking. except for the african-american top of the pyramid for its retro look. white and male. it's "mad men" goes to washington, except it's leaving." >> so much of the debates that went on in the 2012 campaign was about the role of women. it was about mitt romney and his so-called lack of understanding of the role of women and lack of sort of acknowledgement of that. so now, the white house, where they roll out white man after white man, in terms of these top cabinet posts i think it has struck people as some srt of dissident in terms of what the obama claimed to be about and what they're presenting now. i think it's odd to me that they would be so heavy-handed in dealing with this. that someone in the white house didn't notice that they may have had an optics problem in rolling these folks out back to back to back. so what you have them do, of course, is say, well, they've got all these other people who are sane in the c
FOX
Jan 10, 2013 4:25am EST
inaugural committee has announced the line-up for president obama's second inauguration. bee gons will sing the national anthem. kellly clarkson will perform my country 'tis of three and james taylor will sing america the beautiful. -- beyonce will sing the national anthem. >> let's hope it's warm. >> warmer, at least. >> we
NBC
Jan 14, 2013 12:00am PST
tough decisions in the next four years that will carry our country through the next 50 years. we owe it to our country and to our people. chris: howard, everybody's talking about what kind of approach is obama going to take this second term. is he going to be conciliatory? or is he going to be mr. tough guy? >> he wants to get things done by being tough and even confrontation. in the first term he tried to change the tone of washington as the outcider, sort of by a combination of aloofness and steady thought. now it's in your face. and he's going to be that way with joe biden at his side. because this is how he validates his presidency. things like heal care have to be implemented. things like gun laws and so forth have to be passed. he's decided that the way to get it done is to confront the republican party which is in a weakened state right now. chris: if he hits them hard, charles krauthammer said he's doing this not just to get his goals achieved but to crack the other party. to force them to choose and take the suburbanites as i said in the opening and force them to sit at
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 8:00am EST
be short. [laughter] in some, we placed what was an exceptional country with a tolerant country. it's why president obama went around the world. it was not because america was exception gnaw, but because we want to be liked. we're not so bad. that never works. people sense weakness. we see that now with the arab spring. they didn't care. the arab nightmare. in my closing, which i always like to say, even though i don't know what i'm going to say, in closing, the cool, they are in the driver's seat right now. we're in the passenger seat. unfortunately, the cool drive like jane mansfield. [audience reacts] that was too soon for that joke? [laughter] i have to look for a joke that involves a horse and buggy and you guys will be okay. [laughter] it's tough for us to find a message because as a conservative, we don't like government. why join something we hate? asking a conservative to run for office is like asking bill clinton to be monogamous. it's not -- [applause] however, the people that you are dealing with once every two years and four years, this is like their romance novel.
Current
Jan 11, 2013 3:00am PST
"zero dark thirty" which opens tonight here and around the country. president obama big day at the white house today. president hamid karzai from afghanistan is in town. they will start their -- expanded meeting of the president, the vice president and the president of afghanistan with other cabinet members at 10:00 a.m. this morning. at 10:30 the president and president karzai go alone into the oval office. for a restricted meeting. at noon, the president and the vice president and president karzai continue their conversation over lunch. and at 1:15 p.m. this afternoon the president and president karzai will hold a joint news conference in the east room of the white house. i will be there with the white house press corps to see the two presidents. come back and get the latest from michael tomasky. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey, what do you say? good morning everybody. it is friday january 11. good to see you today. thank you for joining us on the "full court press." as we come to you live coast-to-coast from our studio here on capitol hill, bringing you the news of the day. giving. >>
CNN
Jan 7, 2013 11:00am PST
of strategy and strategic direction that president obama is taking the country. >> steve clemens, thanks very much for joining us. i want to bring in gloria borger. i've known senator hagel for a long time. you've known him as well. very smart guy. he's obviously highly qualified. there will be confirmation controversy no doubt, but in the end, given the fact that the president refused to be capitulated, refused to back away from this nominee, i suspect that hagel will be confirmed rather handily. >> right. well, and in the end there are people who are going to oppose haguele w hagel who believe the president ought to be given the right to nominate whoever he wants as the secretary of defense. they may oppose hagel in theory but may end up voting for him. i want to add, wolf, we have just gotten an interview that chuck hagel has given to the lincoln journal star in nebraska in which he says his record has been completely distorted by his critics and that he looked forward to having an opportunity to set the record straight. and he says, quote, there is not one shred of evidence i
FOX News
Jan 9, 2013 1:00pm PST
maybe more important would accept first lady michelle obama to serve my country again this time on the board of advisors and white house initiative -- that was then. everybody remembers that article. >> whether or not i gree agreed with the tone and fairness of the article, the simple elegance of command means to me i am responsible. a controversy brews that threatens the mission and i am responsible for it and i'm responsible for doing whatever is best for the nation. >> neil: did your men and women, were they critical of the president? >> it almost wouldn't matter because i accept responsibility for that controversy. i have moved on. >> neil: you voted for him in 2008. >> did you vote for 2012? >> i don't talk about it. i'm a private citizen. >> neil: do you think she good president? >> i think the job of president is a hard job. >> neil: in this region in the war on terror? >> one of the things i don't do is rate presidents. >> neil: who did you have a better relationship? >> i had a good relationship with both. i believe i still have a good relationship with president obama. i
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 9:00am EST
about it and said you cannot take these guantanamo terrorists to my country. in fairness, obama announced the closing of guantanamo and dick cheney said it's a horrible idea, but these are the worst of the worst, a statement that was false. 40 of the people had been cleared by the bush administration. 40 more won habeas cases. peter dick cheney was lying or did not know the facts. the obama administration did not take them on, in any event. then they want to take that group into virginia, frank wolf said don't do that, and they backed down, the obama administration backed down. then congress said you cannot take them. what he's got to do is grow a pair of big ones, but he's got to have a plan and these guys to work it. there are problems, but it's doable, and he has the power to do it. it will take a few months, but he could do it. >> there's no political value in doing it. >> it has to be moral. >> it's your legacy. >> the lady behind you. >> where my going? -- where am i going? >> sorry. i'm from the constitution project on the taniya treatment. colonel davis managed the dark
ABC
Jan 7, 2013 2:00am PST
and served this country as the united states senator. >> and president obama is about to lose his treasury secretary. tim gietner is the last original member of the finance team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by the end of february the treasury will lose the power to barrow more to pay america's bills. across-the-board spending cuts to every federal program kick in on march 1st. and the government will run outs of all congressional funding by the end of march. the current white house chief of staff is expected to inherit those headaches as gite neither's replacement. and president obama has promised quick action on vice president joe biden's proposals expected soon for new gun control laws following the school shootings in newtown, connecticut. abc news, new york. >>> apparently some of the thrill is gone for barack obama. four years and one re-election after his historic oath taking as america's first black president, far fewer people are expected this time. between 600,000 and 800,000. inaugural festivities are being scaled back including two official balls this year.
ABC
Jan 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
and statesman and served incredibly in vietnam and served this country as the united states senator. >> and president obama is about to lose his treasury secretary. tim gietner is the last original member of the finance team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by the end of february the treasury will lose the power to barrow more to pay america's bills. across-the-board spending cuts to every federal program kick in on march 1st. and the government will run outs of all congressional funding by the end of march. the current white house chief of staff is expected to inherit those headaches as gite neither's replacement. and president obama has promised quick action on vice president joe biden's proposals expected soon for new gun control laws following the school shootings in newtown, connecticut. abc news, new york. >>> apparently some of the thrill is gone for barack obama. four years and one re-election after his historic oath taking as america's first black president, far fewer people are expected this time. between 600,000 and 800,000. inaugural festivities are being scaled
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 9:00pm PST
telling the country on sunday that the obama administration's response to newtown is extreme. 74% of nra members support criminal background checks on all gun buyers. blocking common sense solutions couldto keep military-style weapons out of dangerous hands? now, that is extreme." and then in prototypical meant to be intimidating style they gone go on to list her office phone number and district the reader of this ad to tell senator heitkamp it's time to stand up for american families not the gun lobby. they give her direct number and tell people to call her. and i have no idea whether anybody called. but this kind of thing is designed to make a member of congress feel like there is a political threat to them and not just on one side of this issue but on both sides. and after that happened, she said that thing she said on sunday, those ads came out on tuesday, and after that senator heitkamp put out a statement clarifying that while she does believe that americans have a right to bear arms, "with that right come responsibilities." the senator stating affirmatively, "have a responsibility
PBS
Jan 8, 2013 10:00pm PST
list. >> now he gets another chance to be the guy who united the country. >> frontline takes you inside obama's presidency. >> go to pbs.org/frontline for a closer look at the landscape f education reform in america. read adell cothorne's federal whistleblower suit and yesterday's announcement y the us department of education that it did not identify widespread cheating in respone to her complaint. and connect to the frontline community on facebook and twitter or tell us what you think at pbs.org/frontline. >> frontlinis made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major support for frontline is provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. more information is available at macfound.org. additional funding is provided by the park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. and by the frontline journalism fund, supporting investigative reporting and enterprise journalism. additional fund
CBS
Jan 10, 2013 4:30am EST
will participate in president obama's second inauguration ceremony. beyonce will sing the national anthem at the inauguration. kelly clarkson will perform "my country tis of thee" and james taylor will sing "america the beautiful." the white house had a hand in picking the singers. >>> right around 8:30 this morning during the cbs this morning show, the 2013 oscar nominees will be announced. the 85th academy awards will be on the air february 24. >> fans had their say with the peoples choice awards. edward lawrence has a recap of the show. >> reporter: the peoples choice awards started with a bang. the big bang theory caley hosted. >> if you're going to go out and represent these women as hosts, then you've got to find the fight deeper inside -- deep inside of you. >> reporter: the big bang theory gives fans a feeling of real empowerment. >> the characters in the show speak to anybody who has ever felt like an underdog. >> reporter: the awards include movies, television, and music. >> these awards aren't giving out to people because a bunch of people in a room decided to. this is -
FOX News
Jan 9, 2013 8:00pm EST
decision that he is awaiting from the obama administration is how many u.s. troops the president is is going to leave in afghanistan after our combat mission in that country ends at the end of 2014. the pentagon was recommending 10 to 15,000 troops. now the obama administration is floating numbers like 6 to 9,000 and they refuse to rule out the zero option. >> bill: there must be a reason why they are doing that rosen because it doesn't make any sense. >> there is, behind the scenes the diplomats here in this building the state department are negotiating with afghanistan the terms the terms of our agreement with. they called a status of forces agreement. and they are trying to basically push karzai around a little bit to get some concessions from him. maybe we raise the number of troops if you give for those troops immunity from prosecution. >> bill: stop with your brother maybe we will give you more troops that keep from you getting your head cut off which is exactly what's going to happen if the u.s. pulls everybody out. karzai will last, what? 24 hours? he has some accounts in londo
NBC
Jan 13, 2013 10:00am PST
issues of the country are immigration, long-term debt, some of these other structural issues, as obama has said, there's no way to achieve those through the confrontational approach. the confrontational approach he believes is the only one he has. conciliation doesn't work. but it doesn't lead to a consequential second term. chris: hits them hard. go ahead. >> i disagree with that. he thinks he can pick off another -- crack the shell of the republican party, pick off just enough votes to get a lot of his things done. chris: let's go to the question where the fault line is in the republican party. if you're on the other side of the president where he is and you have to con fron him on guns and debt and immigration down the road where is the fault line where you can break off a third of the republican party? >> it's pretty clear that there are republicans who really want to be seen as governing. that's what happened with the fiscal cliff. chris: who are they? >> well people like paul ryan who said i wasn't elected to come here just to stand in the way of everything. there are republicans
FOX News
Jan 12, 2013 1:00am PST
country debt? >> what did i tell you about the east coast love fest? it's sitting right here. outside of this area are not going to forget those wet kisses he gave barack obama. i don't think they are going to forget that. >> he had to do that. >> of course he had to do it. he didn't have to do it so many times. >> lance armstrong who i think is a weasel, is he going to go on oprah and talk about his alleged drug use in the tour de france. and you say, gibson? what's he going to say? you make a prediction. >> there is no reason to go on oprah except to admit, apologize and ask for forgiveness. there is no reason. >> bill: he lied for 18 years and took all these photographs home? >> is he gonna say it was my drive to win and i had cancer and i had a short life and i really needed to do it and i'm so sorry. please forgive me. >> bill: you should do the interview instead of him because that was convincing. >> oprah is going to give him a little james frey and forgive him. >> bill: oprah is going to forgive him? >> yes. >> bill: what's he going to do? >> go on and tell oprah how thin she
PBS
Jan 7, 2013 2:30pm PST
, president obama and karzai will support who will support the soldiers. karzai was u.s. soldiers out of this country's villages. afghans have taken over security for nearly 90% of the military. in some areas, they were far from ready. on the agenda this week will be progress in talks with the taliban. insurgents will be sent a warning. if karzai and the kabul regime agree with the presence of a single american soldier, they will also be a responsible for future hostilities, casualties, and destruction. some hoped the meeting will mean troops will pack up and head home sooner. that might help the peace process. >> if international troops withdraw from the country, the jihad against international invaders will be totally or more than 90% over. >> this meeting will influence the number of soldiers president obama is willing to send home and the number president karzai is willing to tolerate. this has changed into a war of counterterrorism. the interest of afghanistan and america will not be easily disentangled. across the country, u.s. bases are disappearing. this week's meeting wil
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 9:00am PST
. i'm suzanne malveaux. president obama using the bully pulpit, of course, to press congressional republicans to raise the country's debt limit, so the united states can pay its bills. he says, basically, we are not a deadbeat nation. the president basically saying that this is going to be up for congress to decide. i want to bring author and historian, douglas brinkley, professor at rice university. clearly, the president is laying down the gauntlet here. he says common sense is going to prevail. but he seems very confident, he said it twice, that the american people are on his side when it comes to separating these two issues. moving forward, paying the bills, and worrying about raising the debt limit later. is this a good strategy? >> well, it is, and it's also just the box he happens to be in right now. i think the key line today is that we are not a deadbeat nation, and come hell or high water, we've got to pay our bills. but more importantly, in 2012, i thought president obama really was the firewall candidate for president, the progressive firewall. he is constantly saying,
FOX News
Jan 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
there to pass him. >> brit hume, everyone. whether barack obama will harm the country in pure pursuit of his ideological agenda. warming up in the bullpen as the factor moves along this evening. [ale announcer ] staples is the number-one office superstore ink retailer in america. now t $6 back in staples rewards for every ink cartridge you recyc when you spend $50 on hp in staples. th was easy. thor gets great rewards for his small business! your boa! [ garth ] thor's small business earns double miles on every purchase, every day! ahh, the new fabrics. put it on my spark card. ow. [ garth ] why settle for less? the spiked heels are working. wait! [ garth ] great businesses deserve great rewards. [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with double miles or 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! what's in your wallet? [ cheers and applause ] to get our adt security system. and one really big reason -- the house next door. our neighbor's house was broken into. luckily, her family wasn't there, but what if this happened here? what if our g
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 5:00am EST
tuesday. doesn't mean it's the end of the discussion. the public wants us to act. >> president obama could use an executive order to restrict weapons in the country. intense arguments lies heyed. >> we still live in a democracy in this country. after next tuesday the fight will move from the white house over to capitol hill. that is where the gun owners in this country are really going to show their strength, their fortitude and what democracy is all about. we are going to be coming out there and this fight is far from over. >> today at 2:15 vice president biden is going to meet with members of the video gaming industry whose meeting has focused on the actual guns themselves. now the attention it turning to the way guns are talked about and played with virtually. >>> the gun debate is not only front and center in the nation's capitol but across the country. we have seen outrage from both sides specifically after a story out of westchester county. a local paper there the journal newsprinted the names and addresses of people who legally possess firearms. >> the newsroom has remained si
FOX News
Jan 6, 2013 7:00am PST
of his country or at least the part of the country that those loyal to hill maintain. >> leland, thank you very much. >>> back to washington now and president obama facing another fiscal fight. putting pressure on congress to raise the nation's debt limit. the gop says they'll only consider it if spending cuts are part of the deal. what political capital does the president have left for his next battle and those that lie ahead? schirra is a staff writer, thanks for coming in. >> thanks for having me. >> raising the debt ceiling is non-negotiable. how is that going to go over with republicans? >> this is very much the first opening for ray on both sides. the president is non-negotiable, he wants to raise the debt ceiling. you have conservatives in congress saying we're not afraid to let the government shut down. they're starting on the opposite sides of the court and they'll move towards the center, if there's a deal. >> the president says he's willing to talk about more spending cuts as we discussed. not only the debt ceiling but also the sequestration, which is still on the tab
MSNBC
Jan 6, 2013 9:00am PST
less violent content. >>> new details today about president obama's approach to slowing the country's gun violence. "the washington post" writes, "white house weighs" broad gun control agenda in wake of newtown shootings. sources tell the post the white house is looking to go beyond reinstating the assault weapons ban, including requiring universal background checks for firearm buyers, a national da database to track the movement and sales, strengthening mental health checks, and stiffening up the penalties for possession near schools. joining me now, the reverend jesse jackson, president of the rainbow push coalition. we did -- i'm just getting word from my producer we just lost him in terms of our satellite signal, everyone. this is a really important conversation we need to have with him, though. why don't we take a short break. we'll get things all hooked up again. [ male announcer ] how do you trade? with scottrader streaming quotes, any way you want. fully customize it for your trading process -- from thought to trade, on every screen. and all in real time. which makes it just l
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 7:00am PST
is an extremely dangerous country. this is president obama's choice, it's not who i would prefer to see as secretary of defense. >> now even before president obama made the announcement, a handful of republicans came out strongly against hagel. >> he's profoundly wrong on a number of the most important national security issues that face our country today like denying iran nuclear weapons, like direct face to face negotiations with state department designated terrorists organizations like hamas, and calming into question our commitment to our principleal l ally in the middle east, israel. >>> trying to not just score board win after a couple of losses, including the fiscal cliff deal. this fight already looks like a campaign, complete with ads. >> president obama, for secretary of defense chuck hagel is not a responsibility option. >> the same group that put out that ad, the emergency committee for israel, bought the domain name chuck hagel.com and using it to raise questions about the nomination. he's defenders in the meantime have formed their own groups. and the most powerful will
FOX News
Jan 12, 2013 10:00am PST
american mission formally ends in afghanistan in 2014. here is president obama. >> afghan forces will take the lead for security across the entire country. by the end of next year, 2014, the transition will be complete. afghans will have full responsibility for their security and this war will come to a responsible end. >> jamie: and more live from washington, hi, molly. >> reporter: hi, jamie, part of that responsible end according to some republicans is making sure that the u.s. prevents al-qaeda from moving back into afghanistan. >> i think all americans want our troops home, but the important part what you've got to remember is to keep our troops still there safe. when you reduce your numbers to a level like 10,000 or less you've got to make sure your mission is complete, it's coordinated with the afghan authorities and we don't leave a vacuum there, that can be filled by terrorists. >> president obama seen hamid karzai he'll explain to the american people in coming months, what the footprint will look like in afghanistan in 2014. he's concentrating on bringing home most american
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2013 12:00pm PST
week. we'll take a look at why it has taken so long to bring the country back to rebuild it. >> president obama is riding fairly high in popularity, but if history is a guide on this one, it will not last very long. we'll talk about the second-term popularity curves right after this. [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? at legalzoom, we've created a better place to handle your legal needs. maybe you have questions about incorporating a business you'd like to start. or questions about protecting your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like to find the right attorney to help guide you along, answer any questions and offer advice. with an "a" rating from the better business bureau legalzoom helps you get personalized and affordable legal protection. in most states, a legal plan attorney is available with every personalized document to answer any questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you
NBC
Jan 11, 2013 4:30am EST
the first face-to-face meeting since president obama was re-elected. karzai had dinner last night with secretary of state hillary clinton. the meal came after the two had a private meeting. they also discussed the future of afghanistan, including preparations for that country's elections next year. >>> the death toll continues to climb in a series of bombings across pakistan. at least 120 people were killed in the blast yesterday. 81 of them died in two explosions at a billiards hall in a shia neighborhood in ket a. a sunni militant group with ties to the taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack. human rights groups are criticizing pakistan's government for not doing more to protect its shiite population. more than 400 were killed in pakistan last year. >>> joe biden's gun control task force turns its attention to the video game industry today. the entertainment software association which represents several video game makers has confirmed it is part of the talks this afternoon. biden wants to know if vie lint video games like call of duty black ops ii play a role in mass shoot
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 10:00am EST
, but we have helped president barack obama, who has been so good for women across the country. it is so clear that this election was about women. women candidates, women donors. we heard a lot about women's issues. some in a way that i would prefer not to hear about. we heard about women voters who made those decisions. there was a lot of talk about the new democratic coalition of young people, hispanics, and women. i think that that is a great coalition. women are not just a voting bloc or a subset of the population. they are 51% of the population. last time that i checked, that was the majority. this last election, 55% of the women voted for president obama. there was an 18. gender gap. for every unmarried woman who voted for mitt romney, two voted for obama. women are going to make the decisions for the elections to come. they will decide to hold the power in this country. we know what is moving women voters. " we know how to expand the winning coalition to come. do not make a mistake of thinking that this is a one issue election. our research shows that this matter just as much a
CBS
Jan 10, 2013 1:35am EST
day were less likely to have depression. >>> well, president obama will have an all star musical line up when he is sworn in. beyonce sings the national anthem. kelly clarkson sings my country 'tis of thee. the white house had a hand in picking the singers. >>> here is something you probably didn't want to know about your fellow neighbors in dc. they're watching a porn. and i do mean a lot. according to the website, washington dc residents watch more porn than anyone else. in fact, they watch an average of 14 videos per year. behind dc, hawaii. they watch 7.5 videos a year. christmas they say was a pretty quiet day over at old point hub, but two days later they had their busiest day of the year. go figure. >> what are you watching? what are you watching? [ laughing ] . >>> weather porn. [ laughing ]. >> i'm looking for a snowstorm. and i don't like what i see. >> you're not getting excited. >> not getting excited. >> i don't like what i see. >> unlike the rest of washington, you're not excited about the warm weather. >> i'm really not. i just did a blog and there is some disadvan
LINKTV
Jan 12, 2013 2:30pm PST
afghan people and argue for immunity for u.s. troops in afghanistan. >> obama and karzai said they agreed that talks had to start with the taliban. insurgents must first renounce terrorism. >> voters in the czech republic are going to polls in the second day of balloting in the country 's first direct election. the president is set -- is stepping aside after one day in office. a more colorful candidate, a composer, has gained surprising popularity among the nation's young voters. no one candidate will gain an outright majority. there will be a runoff in the two weeks' time. angela merkel says unions have played an important role in overcoming the financial crisis by keeping the jobless rate low. she made the comments while attending the german trade association conference. she had criticism for the association. it is pushing for higher pay and a minimum wage. that proposal has not been popular with german employers. >> his company in berlin and makes machine housing. he employs about 150 people. he rejects the german labor federation's demand for a minimum wage. he says the governm
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 1:00am PST
rights fight that was gripping the country. >>> the band practices "hale to the chief" today for president obama's inauguration a week from tomorrow. ♪ >> there is the president now. >> it was a rehearsal with hundreds of band members, military personnel, media, and law enforcement taking part. they used stand-ins right there for the president and the first lady. meanwhile, the military is getting ready to make sure everyone stays safe. >> on the morning of the inauguration, the biggest movement you'll see is the pentagon south parking lot where they will screen all of the buses and 10,000 total parade participants. >>> washington, d.c., expecting hundreds of thousands of people for the inauguration. it starts next sunday morning and will lead up to the official swearing in of the president for his second term on monday all the way through the official inaugural balls monday night. >>> now to the big stories in the week ahead. from the white house to wall street our correspondents tell you what you need to know. we begin tonight with the president's plans for the week. >> repor
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 11:00am PST
say enacted under president obama died at the end of 2012 which means that everyone in the country sees a bigger tax wyatt out of the paychecks this year. take a look at these numbers. for a single person making $60,000 a year paid biweekly, gross income in a paycheck is $2,307.69. subtract federal withholding taxes, medicare and state taxes and then look at fica. that's the fee to help pay for social security. this person would have paid $96.93 in december. but now look at that same person's new paycheck in january. gross pay the same and the medicare and state taxes but fica taxes up to $143.08. that's a hit to the wag let, grocery money or a tank of gas every two weeks, real money for real people in this tough economy. >> to your point, real money to real people and i think people didn't realize it. this deal reached at the 11th hour. the middle of the night it seems always with congress to come up with something and then they get the paycheck. take a look at it and don't quite get what happened there to them. >> right. i mean, you have to look at every line item on the paycheck
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 7:00am EST
have a good legacy. obama choosing him, it kind of save the country from disaster. i think he is going to have a pretty good legacy. i think also that mr. obama has not chosen any african americans for his cabinet. that is one of the things i wanted to say. host: from twitter -- bob is next from colorado on the republican line. caller: good morning. i wanted to encourage everybody to watch the interview on the new book. she takes to of the way down into the late 1980's and 1990's and how all of the banking and real-estate debacle happened. regarding the previous caller's comments about the revolving door, these guys are all of the same old. they are all in it together. these guys created this problem, and they are going around and around. the taxpayers are paying for it. i would encourage everybody to pay attention to it. host: the you have anything to add about mr. timothy geithner specifically? callerwe are asking about his tt the treasury department? do you have anything about his time serve that you went to credit or discredit? caller: i would just say that as far as specific actio
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 4:30am EST
at the white house with a meeting with president obama. later, he will speak at george washington university and is expected to discuss the future of his country after u.s. troops hand over security to afghan forces. there are 66,000 u.s. troops still in the country. u.s. commanders want that up to 20,000 to stay in support of afghan forces after 2014. >>> news time 4:44. it's a series outbreak. one that officials -- serious outbreak one that officials were not expecting to be this bad and every day more and more people are coming down with the flu. emergency rooms all over the country are swamped. schools are closed and dozens of people have passed away because of it. charley is at the live ding with more on the latest so- called epidemic. right now what are health officials doing. >> the cdc will later update the flu situation. they say this is the worst season they have had in years. and we have not hit the peak yet. 41 states reporting widespread flu activity. some places much worse than others. in one oklahoma county the vie vows is spreading so quickly all public schools are
Comedy Central
Jan 11, 2013 1:30am PST
] you slut! [ laughter ] this is what the country has come to. [ laughter ] another thing i'm not happy about, folks: obama's failed second term. it doesn't start for two weeks and it is a disaster. point is, i gave it a chance. even members of obama's cabinet are jumping off the s.s. barack like rats leaving for an opportunity in the private sector. [ laughter ] but the thing that disturbs me and my fellow pundits with air time to fill, is who obama has picked to replace them. >> have a look at this picture. ask yourself. look closely. what's missing? >> do you notice something? there are no women in the picture. >> where have the women gone? >> it shows the president with senior advisers in the oval office, all of them are male. >> stephen: those four white guys are right. [ laughter ] this is the 21st century. when filling his cabinet, there's only one question he should be asking: >> hey, where the white women at? [ laughter ] [cheers and applause] >> stephen: that's true. folks, look. this picture is damning. and i don't care if 43% of obama's appointees have been women. they
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